One of the electives I was immediately attracted to was Photography 1. It was a black and white photo class so I got to start with the very basics. I learned all about depth of field, composition, exposure, shutter speed, aperture, etc. I was thrilled. In the course we had to develop our own film and "print" our own photos with an enlarger.
For the final every student had to shoot a collection of photos that had a common theme. That was the only criteria. I super overachieved with this project. I actually started the week we were given the assignment and worked hard on it til the very end. My theme was Altered States of Mind. I had also taken two psychology classes and really wanted to explore portraying my idea of different conditions/states of mind artistically. Here was my collection:
**Update 7/17/14: Photos made proper size. I was completely unaware of how to do this a year ago. This is one of the only posts(I hope) that I will go back and fix like this, because I really care about these photos. Also I added some info about who modeled, if they didn't mind.
|Bipolar. Model: Anonymous|
|Dissociative Identity Disorder. Model: Me|
|Psychopathy. Model: Josh|
|Schizophrenia. Model: Ashley|
|Stress. Model: Anonymous|
|Synesthesia. Model Barrett|
None of these photos were Photoshopped. Everything that is altered or manipulated about them was done so to the negative or the print itself.
I would love to know what you thought of my photos either as a whole or as individual pieces. I am really proud of this set because it is my first real collection of pieces with a common theme, like maybe something you would see in a museum. I feel like over all I learned a lot in this class that I will probably use in the rest of my life/artistic career. What would you guys say is a truly valuable skill you are glad you've learned?
Til Next Time!